Wednesday, November 26, 2008

"One Jump, One Whistle -"

Roland the Farter (also know in contemporary records as Roland le Fartere) was a medieval flatulist who held Hemingstone manor in Suffolk and 30 acres of land in return for his services as a jester for the king. Each year he was obliged to perform "Unum saltum et siffletum et unum bumbulum" (one jump, one whistle, and one fart) in King Henry II's court at Christmas.
[See also The Performer Of The Century]

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